Monday, March 27, 2006

Waddya think?

It's a New Look!

I've been wanting a new blog template for awhile, but I'm really picky. I finally decided on this particular one and Rene kindly did the technical stuff for me. :-)

I would like to learn more about HTML and web design, but when I think about doing it, it just seems so overwhelming. Maybe if I could learn a bit at a time, it wouldn't be too bad.

This Month's RWR

If you are a member of RWA and received the Romance Writer's Report, check out the PROgress article by Barbara Samuels in the new issue. Even if you're NOT a PRO, you'll benefit from it! She talks about "serving the work." And I think I've found my new favorite quote: "Do it honestly. With your whole heart."

Why The Day Job Really Stinks Sometimes

Ever feel like the workday is never going to end? Ever want to up and walk out on the job because you're BORED and would rather go home and take a nap? That was me today. I had work to do, but I'd lost interest in it by 10 a.m. NOT a good thing. Then I thought about my novel and how badly I wanted to work on it, but it appears that large chunks of time do not a productive Melissa make. So I decided that I'm going to devote a good hour to my writing tonight - thus, my daughter will definitely be in bed early! And as long as the dog cooperates (i.e. doesn't beg me to take him outside or otherwise entertain him), I should be able to write a few pages, at least.

Thanks for the Comments!

Forgive me for not responding to each of you individually - some days are better than others in that regard. But please know that I appreciate each and every one of you who visits my blog and takes the time to comment. :-)


  1. Oh, I hear you on the lack of adrenalin at work.

    Hopefully, you succeeded writing this evening. That's great when you can't wait to sit down and get rumbling on it.

  2. Good luck with the writing tonight! :)

  3. I like this. I especially like it because yours and the one I visit right after it had the same template and sometimes I would get a little confused as to which one I was on :0 I get confused easily.

    Good luck on the writing - I know that I'm no very productive with large chunks of time. It's like "well, I have all this time and I have so much that needs to be done" but with little chunks - well, not long enough to do anything else!

  4. LOVE the new look! As for the work day feeling like it's never going to end - I feel like that most days. Oh who am I kidding, I feel like that every day. I can't wait for the day when I can chuck it all and dedicate myself to writing full time.

  5. The new look is great!!!

    Give the daughter benedryl and give it to the dog while you're at it. Maybe they'll both conk out early so you can write! hehe I'm evil today. Forgive me.

  6. Very pretty template, Melissa! I hear you about the day job. I love it, but I'm so burnt out by the end of the day of writing, that it's hard to sit down at the computer at home and write more. Yet, somehow I manage to get the blogging done! LOL
    BTW, I like bringing my Alphie or notebook to work and then I do some writing on my lunch. Just gives me a little 'me' time in the day.

  7. I really like the new look, Melissa.

    I know what you mean about work. Right now with tax season, though, I don't have time to get bored with it, so that's a good thing. Good luck on the writing today.

  8. I'm going to try again. Tried posting a comment this morning, but blogger ate it :-/

    The site is a litttttle pink for me, but I love the font in the sidebar and the teapots :-)

    Hope you got lots of writing done last night!!

  9. Good luck with the writing tonight. Sounds like a plan to me!

  10. I love the new look! I haven't worked out how to change templates. Wouldn't it be nice to link it to the website!!

    Must check out the new RWR when it arrives.

  11. I like the new look. It's very pretty and feminine. I hope you got lots done last night.

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